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Washington Nationals vs Houston Astros 03/14/2021 Spring Training Previews, Spread and Game Analysis

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Washington Nationals vs Houston Astros 03-14-2021 Spring Training Previews Spread and Game Analysis

Washington Nationals vs Houston Astros 03/14/2021 – The 2019 World Series finalists Washington Nationals and Houston Astros are all set to clash in an interesting Spring Training game. Washington Nationals will look forward to having a better season after completing last in 2020. Houston Astros looks forward to doing their best after making consecutive appearances in the playoffs. The 2021 mlb regular season is just around the corner as the team’s battle at the Spring Training. The Nationals seem to be doing a decent job in their pre-season games and are expected to do much better in their regular season.

Washington Nationals vs Houston Astros 03/14/2021

When: Sunday, March 14, 1:05 PM ET
Where: The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches, West Palm Beach, Florida
TV: Astros – ATT SportsNet-SW
Stream: MLB.TV

Washington Nationals vs Houston Astros 03/14/2021

Team RL TOTAL ML
Washington Nationals +105
Houston Astros -125
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Washington Nationals

The Washington Nationals were the 2019 World Champions but failed miserably in their 2020 season. Washington dropped 34 of their 60 games and was at the bottom of the National League East Division. The Nationals will have a few changes on their squad for the upcoming regular season. Washington has key players like Juan Soto, Josh Bell, and Kyle Schwarber to contribute from the plate. From the pitching end, they have Max Scherzer, Jon Lester, and Stephen Strasburg. At present, the Nationals are taking things slow with their Spring Training.

Players to watch: A. Stevenson CF (GP 8, AB 22, R 3, H 7, 2B 2, 3B 0, HR 0, RBI 2, TB 9, BB 3, SO 4, SB 4, AVG 0.318, OBP 0.4, SLG 0.409, OPS 0.809, WAR 0), C. Kieboom SS (GP 7, AB 18, R 1, H 4, 2B 0, 3B 1, HR 0, RBI 1, TB 6, BB 1, SO 4, SB 0, AVG 0.222, OBP 0.263, SLG 0.333, OPS 0.596, WAR 0).

Houston Astros

Houston Astros were close to winning the 2019 World Series, but the Nationals snatched that away with ease. The Astros lost to the Nationals with a final score of 6-2. Houston tied six of their World Series games, but the final output was in favor of the Nationals. The Astros continued to remain strong last season as they clinched the Wild Card round. Houston completed their regular season at the second spot with a 29-31 record. The Astros were unable to clinch the division title as the Athletics took that honor.

Players to watch: M. Straw CF (GP 8, AB 19, R 1, H 8, 2B 1, 3B 1, HR 0, RBI 0, TB 11, BB 0, SO 3, SB 1, AVG 0.421, OBP 0.421, SLG 0.579, OPS 1, WAR 0), J. Altuve 2B (GP 8, AB 16, R 4, H 3, 2B 1, 3B 1, HR 0, RBI 0, TB 6, BB 4, SO 3, SB 0, AVG 0.188, OBP 0.381, SLG 0.375, OPS 0.756, WAR 0).

Washington Nationals vs Houston Astros Betting Numbers

Trends

Washington Nationals

Over is 4-0 in Nationals last 4 games as an underdog.
Under is 4-0 in Nationals last 4 during game 1 of a series.
Under is 4-0 in Nationals last 4 interleague games.
Over is 3-0-1 in Nationals last 4 vs. American League West.
Over is 4-0 in Strasburgs last 4 starts vs. American League West.

Houston Astros

Over is 3-0-1 in Astros last 4 vs. National League East.
Under is 4-0 in Astros last 4 games vs. a right-handed starter.
Houston is 0-4 in McCullers Jr.s last 4 starts as a favorite.
Astros are 4-0 in their last 4 games vs. a starter with a WHIP less than 1.15.
Astros are 1-6 in McCullers Jr.s last 7 starts on grass.

Washington Nationals vs Houston Astros Betting Picks

The top gambling site is all set to be exciting as the regular season kicks in. Each team will play 162 games and there is going to be a tough battle. Based on the recent betting trends, the Astros seem to hold the key to success against the Nationals in this Spring Training game.  Back Houston to win with a decent score.

Score Prediction: Houston Astros 4, Washington Nationals 2.